2×20: Season Of Truths
Previously on Liberty City:
Patricia receives a mysterious phone call.
Cassandra lays it down for Dan, who makes a big decision.
Ameera meets with Mathew and Braden.
A surprising couple gets married.
Scene One: The Spencer Residence, 12 Mohegan Avenue, Liberty City, 01948.
Derek sits on the couch with his feet swung up onto the coffee table; he sits looking over paperwork for the hospital’s year end quota. All of a sudden, a knock is heard at the door. Unsettled by who it could be, he quickly puts his paperwork onto the table and opens his front door.
Upon opening the door, Derek sees Jamie standing there. “Jamie, it’s so nice to see you,” Derek greets to her with a kiss on the cheek. “You too,” Jamie replies. Derek extends his arm, allowing Jamie to enter inside. “I hope I’m not interrupting you. You seem busy,” Jamie says. Derek responds, “No, it’s fine I’m just doing a bit of paperwork for the hospital. It’s boring stuff.”
After some select moments of silence, Derek finally says, “It’s good to see you. I was actually meaning to call you about where we last left things off.” “That’s why I’m here, we need to talk,” Jamie says.
Scene Two: The Buzz Café, 10 Windmill Street, Liberty City, 01948.
Tori stands on the lanai of The Buzz Café pacing back and forth clearly worried about something. As she continually paces, she’s interrupted by Meredith Jones, who asks “Hey. Is everything okay? You seem jittery.” “Oh, I’m fine. I’m just waiting on a client that’s a bit late,” Tori responded.
“Oh, I see. I just want to come say ‘Hi’ and to say thank you for coming to Thanksgiving. It meant a lot to have a friend there,” Meredith says. Tori replies, “It was no problem. Thank you for having it. I really enjoyed it.” “Yeah, well, I better get nothing. I just popped out for a bit of coffee, should get back to the house. Call me though.”
As the two women exchange their salutations, Tori continues to pace back and forth as she once did, looking at her watch, until Galvin Gregson enters into the café.
Upon seeing him, she quickly asks, “Finally! Where the hell have you been?” “I’ve been busy living my life. Besides, you told me never to contact you again,” Galvin says. “Well, I think things are changing.” “Why?”
Looking worried, Tori answers, “Because I think Garrett is in town.”
In the main part of the café, Diane stands at the main bar and requests a double mocha frappuccino to go. After receiving her drink, she turns around only to run into Madison Newton. “Oh. I’m sorry, I didn’t see you there,” Diane politely says. Madison replies, “Of course you didn’t. Why would you?” “Excuse me?”
Madison says, “You’re excused for bumping into me. But that’s about the only thing you’ll be excused from.”
Scene Three: The Johnson Tack House, 609 San Quentin Avenue, Liberty City, 01948.
Jennifer sits on her couch looking at different rehab locations for her older sister Logan. Surrounding herself in the mountains of rehab facilities, she begins to feel overwhelmed and leans back, accidentally crushed some of the unread pamphlets.
“Shit,” Jennifer lets out in frustration. At the moment, her doorbell rings. Jennifer quickly moves the pamphlets in a way to not disturb her organization or lack thereof, Jennifer rushes to the door. After opening the door, she sees Logan standing there. “Logan! Where have you been? We’ve been worried,” Jennifer exclaims in concern of her sister. Logan replies, “I needed time to think. You were all there and I was, so confused.”
Jennifer brings Logan over to the couch. Logan asks, “Did I interrupt you?” “No. I’m just doing a bit of working concerning the hotel,” Jennifer lies. As she attempts to collect the information before Logan to catch a look, Logan takes one that falls onto the floor.
As she looks at it, Jennifer’s expressions turns from somewhat a calming one to one of horror. She says, “It’s not what you think it is Logan.” “Not what I think it is? What do you think I am, stupid?” Logan retorts. “Logan, we just worry. It’s just some important we got for the meeting.” “Oh, you mean that intervention you tried pulling off?”
Logan immediately grabs her bag, gets up and heads for the door. Jennifer asks, “Where you are you?” “I’m leaving. I thought I could come to my sister for support; that’s too much to ask.” “Logan, I want you to get better.” Logan snaps back, “And I want you out, immediately.”
Scene Four: The Spencer Residence, 12 Mohegan Avenue, Liberty City, 01948.
Derek re-enters into the living room with two cups of tea. “Thank you,” Jamie says. Derek responds, “You’re welcome. So, you wanted to talk?” “Yes, and I’m unsure about how to go about it.”
Derek asks, “Is everything okay? You’re not having any side effects from the accident?” “No. At least, I don’t believe that I am,” Jamie responds confused by her own statement. “Then what’s wrong? Did something happen to Sophie?” “No! Sophie is fine, my mother is fine, and my sister… well, we all know how she ‘is’ right now.”
After taking a few sips of tea, Jamie continues, “You and I have been somewhat in a grey place recently, haven’t we?” “Yes, we have. But that’s expected,” Dan responds. “Good. I mean, not good but at the same time, it makes sense. Umm… we had our brief reunion after Monica went into labor and since then haven’t been too close.” “Not that we don’t want to be. I just want to make sure it’s totally what you want.”
Jamie bows her head down, hiding her emotion. Concerned, Derek asks, “Jamie, what’s going on? You’re scaring me.” After a few sniffles, Jamie lifts her head up, wipes her eyes and confesses, “Something happened, and I’m not proud of it.” Derek grabs Jamie’s hand and says, “It’s okay. I’m sure it wasn’t anything that serious. What happened?”
Jamie wipes her eyes again and confesses, “I slept with Dustin.” Derek removes his hand from hers and gets up and walks to the fireplace. Jamie quickly continues, “It was one time. We were talking and feelings came back up. We’re both in vulnerable places. I thought my feelings were gone concerning that part of my life, but the coma and memory loss brought them back. I remember how much I loved him again; it’s a curse for me. I didn’t intend on hurting you Derek, I would never do that.”
Derek simply asks behind his hurt, “Do you love him?” “I love him yes; we have two children together, but I’m not in love with him. There’s a difference,” Jamie responds. In an attempt to save the situation, Derek turns around and pulls a ring box out of his pocket. “I’ve been holding this since the accident. And I want you to know how serious I am about you,” Derek starts off. He bends down on one knee and says, “Jamie, since you entered my life it’s been hectic, scary, amazing all rolled up into one. And that life is not one I’m willing to trade in anytime soon. Jamie Ashley Lane, will you marry me?”
Before she can answer, Derek places one finger over her lips and says, “I don’t want an answer now, though.” “Huh? That doesn’t make sense,” Jamie responds in a confused state. “Think about it. Figure things out with Dustin and figure out if you want your life with him back. And when you’re sure, come to me with the answer; I’ll be here, waiting for you.”
Scene Five: The Buzz Café, 10 Windmill Street, Liberty City, 01948.
“Listen, I don’t know what you’re going on about,” Diane says. Madison replies, “Oh yes you do. You slept with my husband, you cheating whore. You’ve ripped a family apart.” “I didn’t know-” “I don’t want to hear your weak excuses,” Madison interrupts. She continues, “Just stay away from my husband and our family. Consider that your first and final warning.”
As Madison walks away, Diane grabs for her grab and exclaims, “Hey bitch! I’d watch who you threaten.” “I’d watch who you touch Ms. Taylor, you never know what could happen,” Madison retorts as she gets in closer to Diane’s face. “And I’d watch where you sleep at night Madison. You never know when I’ll pop up again. Hell, Adam was at my place last week. Bet he didn’t tell you that one.” “My husband isn’t on a leash.”
Diane replies, “Well maybe he should be then, if you’re that concerned about what he’s doing, or who he’s doing it with. And for your 411, Adam and I have a history that could never compare to yours. We slept together only that one time. If I had even know you two were married, I wouldn’t have put myself through anything.”
“Enjoy your time in Liberty City and hope it’s a quick one,” Diane says letting go of Madison’s arm. As Madison regains her composure, the two ladies depart in their own directions.
Out on the lanai, Galvin asks, “What do you mean you think Garrett is back?” “I mean, I got to my hotel room the other night and could have sworn I saw him,” Tori responds. “Do you think he followed me here, or?”
“I don’t know Galvin. I mean, did you cover your trail? Someone could have been following you,” Tori says. “No, couldn’t have been. I covered my trail every step of the way and told Garrett if I ever found you, I’d tell him,” Galvin responds. “But you never did, why?” “Because Tori, you told me not to.” “But your loyalty belongs with Garrett, why risk burning that bridge even more?”
“Because I’m tired of living in my brother’s shadow; I’m not his beck-and-call man. I’m a grown adult and can make my own damn decisions. Besides if you wanted him to know you were here, you would’ve told him where you were all those other times,” Galvin explains. Tori replies, “Oh my God! Garrett didn’t send you looking for me, did he? You came on your own, didn’t you?” “Yes, I did. Okay? You happy now?” “Why would you do that Galvin? You had no ties to me?”
“Because you silly girl, I wanted to make sure you were okay,” Galvin responds. Tori kisses Galvin’s cheek and says, “And that’s what makes you more of a man than your brother could ever be.” Tori gives a smile to Galvin before leaving the café and Galvin behind.
Scene Six: The Johnson Tack House, 609 San Quentin Avenue, Liberty City, 01948.
Jennifer asks, “Out? What do you mean out?” “I mean, I want you out of this house in two weeks. Go live somewhere else,” Logan coldly responds. “I don’t get why you’re saying this Logan. It’s making no sense to me.”
Logan replies, “You know what makes no sense to me? My sister going behind my back to talk to our other sister who came into town and took our father’s legacy from us, then sold it to the one person who I’d rather die than see own anything concerning our father.” “Really? Is that what this is about? I could have sworn it was about your obsessive ability to be a super, selfish bitch,” Jennifer snaps back. “Excuse me?” “Ever since Julian died, you turned into this Stepford Mother who tried too hard to control her children’s lives. And now that they’re dying off one-by-one, you’re trying to control everyone else.”
“Well, that’s your opinion. A very contrived one, but an opinion non-the-less. But I still want you out,” Logan says. Jennifer asks, “Where do you suppose I go?” “I don’t know, that’s not my problem anymore. Just make sure you’re gone before I get back.” “Where are you going?”
“Not that it’s any of your business; I’m going with Meredith to visit her husband. I need some me time. I should be back in a few weeks, or until I feel better,” Logan responds. As she leaves, Jennifer swings her hand onto her hip and let’s out an unimpressed laugh.
Jamie approaches the front door and before leaving, she turns around and makes eye-to-eye contact to Derek. The two share an embracing hug. After pausing, Jamie leaves without saying a single word. Derek does not stop her, but instead, let’s her go.
Galvin takes out his phone and looks at an older photo of himself and Tori. Unsure how to feel about what he’s done, he begins to think about what to do; whether to tell Garret or not, or to let Tori continues her life in Liberty City.
Jennifer bends down over the newly lit fire. As she crotches by it, she stares intensely into it. She then throws the stack of rehab facilities into the fire. The doorbell then rings, which does not sit well with Jennifer. As she approaches the door, she opens it to a familiar face.
“Hello Jennifer, long time no see,” the mystery male says. Jennifer, in shock replies-in-question, “Garrett? Is it really you?” Garrett in return just flashes his GQ smile.